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th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." word from president obama he is canceling his meeting with president putin over russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. plus, a new suspected american drone strike on al qaeda. >>> the surprising heart procedure for former president george w. bush. >>> the chef leading michelle obama's fight against childhood obesity. finally good news. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> president obama warns the nation of a global terror threat. >> another possible drone strike in yemen overnight. >> strikes are an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot. >> the g-20 summit is in st. petersburg. >> i will be going there. >> however, president obama canceling a meeting with vladimir putin. >> saying he was disappointed russia granted asylum to the nsa leaker. >> former president bush home from the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors inserted a stent to clear a blockage. >> senators
. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered beh
. hit a tipping point. why president obama is calling off plans to meet with russia's president putin. but first. maureen whip then -- >> reporter:the cleveland home where three women were held captive for a decade -- is just a memory tonight. we'll show you - next. @÷ path >> pam: a san bruno man is behind bars for the second time in less than two months. for allegedly breaking into women's homes. wearing only his underpants. kron 4's maureen kelly spoke with police who say, the suspect's behavior was even more alarming the second time. >> reporter:the first incident happened here in san bruno.at a home on 900 block of el camino.the smc da's office says the female victim got out of teh shower to find rodney nah-rye- en.clad only in his underpants.holding her bra and shirt. he pled no contest to misdeamor tresspassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.but got out early for good behavior.back and released around the end of >> reporter:just days after getting out.a south san francisco woman living here on the 800 block of second lane with her two children.made a frantic call to poli
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
close call on the freeway, someone pulled him from his burning car. >>> the obamas have a new dog. sunny. >> portuguese water dog like the first dog bo. >> wounded warrior softball team made a stop to show support for victims disabled in the bombing. >> handicapped, disabled. >> alex rodriguez, a pitcher drills him in the rib cage. they stopped the game and let the pitcher with the baseball gets to choose an animal from the top shelf. >>> welcome to >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell is off. good morning, gayle. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the political crisis in egypt, which threatened to take a new turn. the u.s. is taking a hard look at the aid it provides. >> meanwhile the leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is under arrest. charlie d'agata in cairo. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and charlie. egypt security forces rounded up dozens of muslim brotherhood leaders in the last week. for the military this was public enemy number one and he was caught after a tip-off he was hiding in an apartment in cairo. it wasn't long after
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
killing himself. this morning the obama administration is saying they have little doubt they used chemical weapons on attack and civilian and soldiers at least 100 people are killed the president however not yet decided on how to respond. this just in syria has agreed to allow the un to visit the site. >> tens of thousands of people converged on the national mall in washington, d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech. sat's event was this part activist who endured fire hoses and police brutality in the fight for equality for african- american. the only surviving speaker from the event, congressman john lewis said king's vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian america or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people -- >> the actual anniversary is wednesday, that is when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial along with former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. close tore home, hundreds of people marched in san jose, they walked a
. >> reporter: president obama got serious during an interview on the tonight show with jay leno speaking publicly for the first time about the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> reporter: the president ordered the closure of almost two dozen u.s. embassies and consulates in the muslim world this past weekend. 19 of them remain shut down until saturday. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> mm-hm. >> and we have to -- you know, we have to stay on top of it. >> reporter: yesterday, the u.s., france and britain evacuated their workers from embassies in yemen because of the threat. >> this is a decision related to a specific immediate threat. >> reporter: the u.s. government continues to target alleged members of al qaeda as it deals with this latest threat. a suspected u.s. drone strike killed four men yesterday. it's the fourth attack in two weeks. >> reporter: a new focus on security overseas surfaced following the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya on september 11th, 2012. ambassador chris stevens and
the fire. flights are being rerouted to mao. >>> president obama waking up in southern california this morning. late other today he'll be going to visit with marines at camp pendleton but this morning he's due to take part in an online question and answer session about housing on the real estate website zillow. that half-hour online chat is moderated by zillow's c.e.o. >>> as part of his swing through southern california, president obama was on the jay leno show last night. he talked about having lunch recently with hillary clinton. >> who invited who to lunch? i'm curious. >> i invited her. >> okay. >> we had a great time. she had that post- administration glow when someone leaves the white house. by two weeks later they look great. >> a new tv ad against the keystone xcel pipeline aired during president obama's visit on the tonight show. that ad was paid for by san francisco billion their and environmental activist tom styer, a vocal opponent of that pipeline. >> he said the pipeline was going to increase american oil independence. you see who it's really going to increase ilind
president obama cancelled joint military exercise there's. rzur relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation with k.not continue as unusual when -- usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights being rolled back. >> the president has not cancelled the $1.3 billion in military aid the u.s. sends to egypt. p)y has been blamed for the crack down. >> in sports bud selig announced a plan that will change major league baseball with more use of instant replay. >> the plan making replay available for all calls except for balls and strikes giving managers three challenges per game. >> he is calling this proposal historic. reports sate idea was widely accepted by all 30 teams today. the union for umpires has to approve this, it's expected to be finalized with changes taking affect next season. coming up at 4:55 weem go live in oakland. there have been many missed calls. so new plan will change a lot of stuff. >> spebser is off today, spannedda -- sandhya patel is in. >> yes. it's looking good. you can see a silver of fog along the coast. skies are blue out sichld temperat
president obama. the rodeo clown act that triggered the outrage. >> things are getting busier in some of the key spots. we'll tell you where the delays reached more than ten minutes. >> low to normal temperatures lasted a long time. a stretch of warmer temperatures. >>> welcome back. dozens of domestic workers are scheduled to rally outside of san francisco city hall. part of a national campaign workers are calling count down to dignity. domestic workers all across the nation are calling on the u.s. government to mandate better pay and benefits for in-home care givers. the workers are demanding regular rest periods and overtime pay. >>> officials at the missouri state fair are apologizing after a rodeo clown appeared over the weekend wearing a mask of president obama. the photo of that clown has gone viral on social media. the person who hosted it says he was offended when the rodeo announcer called out saying if anyone wanted to see obama run down by a bull. >> i understand people's concerns. i don't think anyone is more disappointed in what happened last night than we are. we take t
and cooperation with the united nations. the u-s is increasing its president obama is considering a military response to the assad government's alleged use of chemical weapons. but the president says moving too quickly is problematic. fourth navy warship has been however there have been no syria. a memorial service for the mother and brother of hannah anderson, who were killed by a family will be held today at a san diego-area church. the service for christina and ethan anderson will be held in santee and is open to the public. the bodies of christina and ethan were found at the home of james dimaggio who set it on fire earlier this month. dimaggio was killed by f-b- i agents on august 10th in the six-day search. authorities have declined to discuss a possible motive in the deaths. just convicted and just sentenced. private bradley manning wants to change from a from man to a woman. while in military prison. manning is about to serve a 35-year prison sentence for leaking mounds of classified military information to wikileaks. and he says he wants to get hormone treatments while in prison. ma
. >> reporter: president obama who arrived home sunday from camp david received regular briefings all weekend from his security team. u.s. embassies and consulates were shut down sunday primarily in muslim countries from africa to south asia. officials are fully aware it was 15 years ago this week al qaeda bombed two u.s. embassies in east africa. and just last september islamic extremists killed four americans in attacks on two u.s. facilities in benghazi. now, in addition to the chatter, there are other factors also suggesting an attack could be coming. a u.s. drone strike recently killed a deputy commander of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the group openly vowed revenge. just in the past week, the leader of al qaeda publicly called for new attacks on american. charlie, norah. >> bob thanks. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he h
after her award ceremony at 3:00 this afternoon. >> president obama's travel detail got a new addition this weekend. a marine corps m-v 22 osprey made its presidential debut saturday as president obama martha's vineyard vacation. the aircraft which can take off vertically like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. it shuttled white house staff, media and secret service members from coast guard air station cape cod. the marines say the ospreys are twice as fast and can travel six times farther than other helicopters. >> the time is 7:27 a.m.. here is a live look from san jose. we will be right back. whatwh makesakour oumilymimilei backflipfls and anrtwhrtls.ls whatwh mlove, wa, rmth.thimilei here, retry thy . backflipfls and .mmmmmmok!oks whatwh mloveching!g!th.thimilei lotslo of dif erenert stesstoinmmmm!!.ss breakfaskft i'm vem ry imp issedss honey buy nches he oat o this is ia greagrcerece!! i hei ar you yruncrung.ng [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to g
and consulates. president obama addressed the ongoing threat in an unusual venue for something so serious. the tonight show with jay leno. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. and we have to stay on top of it. >> and security officials in yemen say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed 7 alleged al qaeda militants in southern yemen. this comes after american and british diplomatic staff members were airlifted out of that country yesterday. >>> the justice department has filed criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the complaint is sealed. so it's not clear how many suspects are charged but they include a man identified as the head of a libyan militia. last september's attack killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >>> a father makes a plea to his former friend to return his daughter back safely. 40-year-old james dimaggio is suspected of killing christina anderson. her body was found dead in a burned-out rubble of his home in san diego county sunday night. a child's body was found in the rubble. investigators
concerns once again. craig. >>> president obama's trying to get a little r & r today as he and the first family vacation on martha's vineyard. of course no president really gets to unplug really. he has a number of major issues on his plate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> hey, craig. good morning. gun control, immigration reform, grand bargain on the budget, all of those things of course are on hold right now. has the president's second-term agenda, has it already stalled out? >> it does seem to be a neutral in a couple ways. one, there are the distractions, those things the president didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs he's got to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control, other issues. i also think he has some of these interact problems especially with issues like immigration. this is the legacy item, this is a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction that the president would want, let alone the fact you refer to the budget and continuing to fund the governmen
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
it will address racial disparities in prisons. something president obama zimmerman verdict. >> birds and obamas speaking >> president obama speaking :"the african-american knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws -- everything from the of our drug laws." in washington, im shannon travis. holder says the prison population has grown 800 percent since 1980. and that federal prisons are 40 percent above capacity. clinton's appearance in san francisco puts her squarely on center stage. but it's not clear yet whether she'll run for president in 20-16. our political analyst michael yaki is here to talk about that.. and michael.she's in friendly territory.? >> hillary clinton is in san francisco because the city of san francisco loves her perry states michael joaquin. >> with michael yaki. -- at-yaki blog. >> 90 degrees today in antioch. >> 80 degrees today in santa rosa and napa appeared >> 85 today in redwood city. a line >> of thought has come back into downtown san francisco right now. >> the fog has returned to dallas out san francisco rig
with president obama. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the action feinstein wants to take to protect our privacy. kyla? >> reporter: well, tori, i spoke to her staff. they said she will be talking with the president today. so will other democrats and republicans from congress. senator feinstein is the chair of the senate intelligence committee. she's ordered the nsa to review how government surveillance could expose americans' privacy. but she's denounced former nsa contractor edward snowden leaking intelligence. snowden claims the nsa's tracked millions of americans' phone records. there was a discussion yesterday about this. >> those reports contained less than 500 numbers. not millions, not hundreds of thousands. not tens of thousands. >> reporter: now we're learning about another spy program. this one allegedly collects e- mails and internet searches of americans. what the nsa is saying about that surveillance program when i see you next. live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 7:16. well, today's meeting comes afte
's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
of those in the crowd had attended the march 50 years ago, the anniversary is wednesday and president obama will make a speech from the same spot where reverend king gave his historic speech. and those unable to go to the washington area to celebrate the landmark anniversary, there was a march in san jose today. kpix5 talked to one woman who was at the original march in washington. >> at st. james park in san jose -- >> he kept hope alive. a rich mix of people from all over the bay area united to address civil rights issue, five decades after the historic march on washington. >> i'm mixed, african american heritage as well as german. >> michelle wasn't even born at the time of the original march. >> i think it was important for me to be here because if there was no movement like this, there would be no me. there would be no my children and so on. >> the gathering gave way to a 1 mile march through the santa clara county building with marchers peacefully demonstrating. hundreds of people are here replicating the martha happened in washington, d.c. 50 years ago. one of the people here w
obama is on his way to california right now. he made a stop in phoenix arizona earlier today and is now headed from there to southern california for a taped appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. then tomorrow he will remain in los angeles for an online social event about housing with the ceo of the real estate website zilo. after that the president will visit with troops in camp pendelton. >>> the president layed out a plan to reform the finance system. the president wants to phase out fanny may and freddie mac and let private investors take hold of the market. >>> doctors in dallas discovered a blocked artery in former president bush. he is expected to be discharged tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on thursday. mr.bush is in high spirits and thanked everyone for their well wishes. he also encouraged everyone to get a regular check up. >>> there's word out of hollywood that actor winning actor justin hoffman has undergone a successful treatment for cancer. the cancer was detected early and surgically cured. hoffman who is 75 years old will under go dr. recommended treatme
bit later. >>> and there is a controversy at the state fair pap rodeo clown donned a president obama mask and then announcers openly mocked. well, residents and policies on both sides of the aisle are not happy. details on that. >>> breaking news near orlando this morning. a sinkhole causing a resort to partially collapse. our nbc affiliate is in orlando this morning. marina, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. quite the scare for guests here. this resort is about 6 miles out from walt disneyworld. many of the guests coming back from the night after spending all day at the parks and once they got into their room they reported hearing popping noises, window shattering. emergency crews here in minutes and evacuating all 36 guest from two buildings affected by this sinkhole, and all of them accounted for and thankfully no injuries reported. the elevator was the first part to go once the ground gave way and about 3:00 this morning the west wing of one of the buildings also tearing away from the rest of the structure. >> what are you hearing from officials about
for president obama to suspend aid. >> fire dangers in the bay area is high. already several fires burning in california. the bay area now ound a red flag warning and saw a lot of lightning. lawrence is going to have more in 30 seconds. liz has the latest on morning drive. >> already been a busy one. sounds like a pretty bad accident in fremont. we're working on confirming details. fremont boulevard and auto mall parkway. expect that intersection to be blocked. much better news. our traffic alert is canceled. all lanes back open. northbound 880 by the 280 inter change caused a little early morning mess in the northbound lanes. but traffic has quickly recovered. let's show you a couple live looks. turned the metering lights on ten minutes ago. now we are left with traffic delays in all lanes. more on our crazy forecast, let's get a first check of your weather. here's lawrence. lightning strikes around the bay area. thousands of them. right now things are calming down. a lot of the moisture making its way off. a little bit of moisture left over. kind of similar to yesterday. kind of a quiet
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
. he says that sometimes he washes the dishes and sometimes michelle obama washes the dishes. and he said " i told to ". now i'm going to have to show you and this is all i have to indeed show protection for americans. >> marty: another part of the conference was the non- relations between the united states and russia. >> studio guest: correct. i think that is a new cash flow. basically he described latimer put --described putin.. a child in the the back of the class pupping. he is still, angry and he believes that the--pouting.. still, that the russians had perhaps something to do with swoden... when he ever left hong kong. russia granted him asylum before he left china. and the president however, cancels' moscow and instead it goes to sweden. he says that they are great allies and that they work together. what that means is that julianne assange who is hiding out in the ecuador embassy you are going to go to sweden. maybe... >> marty: you mentioned that hillary clinton is going to be in san francisco tomorrow to get an award. do you think the issue's going to run? >> grant:. she is
more retile, but out of jail. >> richard edged in cairo, thank you. 6 >>> the obama administration is releasing acknowledging that the nsa was ordered by a federal judge in 2011 to stop scooping up thousands of communication from americans with no connection to terrorism. the court ruled the nsa's actions were unconstitutional and ordered the agency to fix the problem. >>> embattled san diego mayor bob filner has reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit. the 70-year-old mayor is facing allegations from at least 17 women. this is amateur video of filner leaving city hall on wednesday night. san diego city attorney says a proposed resolution has been reached, and will be presented to city council on friday. >>> fire fighting resources are being stretched to the limits, as crews continue to battle 50 fires, and out-of-control fire is threatening about 2500 structures near yosemite in california. and in idaho, the beaver creek has now burned more than 100,000 acres. nbc's miguel almaguer was given rare access, with the bird's-eye view with a veteran helicopter. >>
: as president obama has spoken out against the law twice, saying it's offensive, it violates basic more or less, but he said a boycott would only hurt athletes. >> i want to just make very clear right now, i do not think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. we've got a bunch of americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed. >> reporter: the international olympic committee has said the olympics games coming up need to be free of discrimination for everybody. they said russia has reassured them that the law would not affect athletes or attend yees, but they said everybody's going to have to obey russian laws. now the ioc is asking russia for more clarification. back to you. >> thanks so much, michelle. >>> a controversial police policy that didn't get off the ground in san francisco is unconstitutional. a federal judge made that ruling today with the new york police department stop-and-frisk policy, saying it violates the fourth amendment. the judge found the policy illegally singled out a large number of blacks and hispanics. the judge said she's no
not be attorney general of the united states and barack obama would not be president of the united states of america. >> that was attorney general eric holder, paying tribute to past generations of african americans who fought for civil rights. he was among several speakers in the nation's capital today, marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >>> a group of peace activists gather order an oakland street corner today to protest two recent killings. [ crowd cheering ] >> about a dozen people from the group soldiers against violence everywhere gathered at the corner of market street and stanford avenue. today's protest was in memory of two recent homicide victims. 22-year-old ian acono and 17- year-old isaac johnson, both of whom were fatally shot over the summer. >> our pastor first said that people getting killed, the fire department will come out and wash the blood off the sidewalk and after that, everybody will go and then that would be it, you know. so i saw families and our children. >> organizers say protests like today's are aimed at encouraging people to break the
obama. they will attempt to break off the political standoff between supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi and supporters of the new the government. since morsi was forced from power last month, hundreds of people have died in clashes between the two groups. >>> a sentencing hearing for bradley manning will continue this week. he was convicted of releasing classified information to wikileaks. a state department official is due to testify today about how manning's leaks strained relationships between the u.s. and its allies. manning has been convicted of giving wikileaks 250,000 cables and other documents about the wars in afghanistan and iraq. he could get up to 136 years in prison. >>> and the dangers to democracy are too great. >> protesters rallied against nancy pelosi and her support of the nsa over the weekend, including a man who helped expose american policy in the vietnam war. military analyst daniel elsberg said he strongly identifies with bradie manning. >>> 7:19. parts of the bay area socked in by fog this morning. will it stick around or burn off? up next, steve p
is reconned. >>> president obama is expected to ax questions about the recent terror alert curse an afternoon news conference tomorrow at the white house. he assured reporters today after a meeting with the greek prime minister that he would be answered all of their questions tomorrow. the news conference is scheduled for noon pacific time. the president leaves for a nine day vacation on martha's vineyard in massachusetts after that. >>> tired of those long security lines at the airport. we'll show you the new program that could help speed things up. >>> don't look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver. call
tomorrow night because of differences in the way the lunar calendar is reconned. >>> president obama is expected to ax questions about the recent terror alert curse an afternoon news conference tomorrow at the white house. he assured reporters today after a meeting with the greek prime minister that he would be answered all of their questions tomorrow. the news conference is scheduled for noon pacific time. the president leaves for a nine day vacation on martha's vineyard in massachusetts after that. >>> tired of those long security lines at the airport. we'll show you the new program that could help speed things up. >>> don't feel so bad if you did not win the power ball jackpot. see how your ticket is helping california's future. >>> i went, whoo. ran around the office and everybody was like, what happened what happened? what happened is that white won the jackpot from minneapolis. there were five second place california winners. including an orange county who's been out of work for two years. power ball is just a few months old here in california but lottery officials say it is al
is not likely to be seen as legitimate by half the country. >> reporter: president obama has made no mention about what to do with that $1.3 billion in annual military aid to egypt, but the u.s. state department says it will review aid to egypt in all forms. janelle wang nbc news. >>> now about the nsa program. specific violations are coming to light. and they number in the thousands. documents leaked by edward snowden claim the national security agency has broken privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008 when congress expanded its powers. the post claims an internal audit shows nearly 3,000 incidents in just one year. >> we definitely need more oversight. we need more public reports. we need more transparency. it's no longer a tenable position that they trust us. >> the head of the judiciary committee says he'll have a hearing aft break. >>> the government is admitting that there really is an area 51. the classified documents obtained by george washington university confirm the existence of a military air base northwest of las vegas. the site has harbor
at assad is necessary. president obama who ran for office on ending the iraq and afghanistan wars now admits he's on the verge of ordering a u.s. military strike against syria because of the assad regime's use of chemical weapons. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us that they are held accountable. >> reporter: in that interview with pbs, the president argued that because the assad regime has ties to terrorist organizations, u.s. national security is at stake. >> there is a prospect, a possibility in which chemical weapons that can have devastating effects could be directed at us. >> reporter: as the new cover of "time" out this morning demonstrates, this is a decision the commander in chief of a war-weary nation enters reluctantly. and he's not alone. a growing number of members of congress on both sides of the aisle are calling for a vote to authorize a u.s. attack. republican house speaker john boehner has penned a letter to
to stand down, katy. thank you very much. >>> now from power ball to politics. president obama is receiving support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his decision to cancel an upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin. andrea mitchell has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama's relationship with vladimir putin was always frosty before edward snowden. now that snowden has been given asylum in russia, though, it's more like a deep freeze. this is not a match made in heaven. seen in what could charitably be called happier times, the obama/putin marriage could be headed for divorce or at least some serious counseling. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. >> already divided over syria, putin asigh limb lum -- asylum for edward snowden was one insult too many. >> president obama could not be seen as going there hat in hand saying, after being rebuffed and having snowden refused to be turned over. >> getting tough with the american president plays well at home. appar
" undocumented ". this is the first time that he has spoken in support of immigration reform. >> president obama is expected to outline proposals for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance system during a visit to phoenix today. the white house says the plans include shutting down government-backed fannie mae and freddie mac. the president's trip marks the latest stop on his summertime economic tour to refocus his agenda on middle-class americans still struggling to recover from the recession. >> homebuyers may have enjoyed record low mortgage rates over the past year, but they are paying more for closing cost. according to a survey by bank rate dot.com, closing costs averaged about 24- hundred dollars over the past year, up six percent from 2012. the estimates were based on a 200-thousand-dollar mortgage for buyers with good credit and a 20- percent down payment. according to the survey, hawaii has the highest closing costs, followed by alaska, south carolina and california that's according to a survey by bankrate-dot-com. nationwide, closing costs averaged about 24-hundred dollars over the
be alive inside an air pocket. >>> the rodeo clown who wore a president obama mask during a performance at the missouri state fair has been banned for life. fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. the incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral. spectators were asked if they wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials did not release the identity of the clown. >>> sentencing is underway right now for former congressman jesse jackson jr. jackson pleaded guilty to stealing some $750,000 from his campaign fund. his wife sandra will also be sentenced this morning in washington, d.c. jackson is hoping the judge will consider giving him probation. >>> rising political story cory booker is one step closer to a u.s. senate seat this morning after winning the democratic primary tuesday night. the newark, new jersey, mayor will face off with republican steve lone began in an october special election. lone began is the former mayor of bogota, new jersey. >>> now to wall street and what is moving the market
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